December 11, 2017

Cayman Islands: The Grand Court follows the usual course in an unusual liquidation

Article by Ben Hobden and Spencer Vickers From Mondaq Conyers Dill & Pearman  In the matter of Pacific Harbor Asia Fund I, Ltd (In Official Liquidation) (the “Company”) the Grand Court appointed joint official liquidators (“JOL”) from different firms due to the differing opinions of various stakeholders as to the identity of the liquidators. The […]

Think tank favours taxation over plastic ban

By Avia Collinder From Jamaica Gleaner The clashing views on how to deal with plastic pollutants were on display Wednesday, at a think tank forum organised to assess the waste disposal problem that is seen as out of control. The state-appointed working group on plastic packaging materials has recommended a ban on the use of […]

Blacklist: Caribbean Nations caving-in to EU economic threats

From St Kitts & Nevis Observer A main reason why the UK voted to leave the European Union was its forced subservience to EU laws and regulations that were destroying national sovereignty. Today that EU bully boy pressure is being exported clear across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. The so called EU Blacklist of non […]

West Africa embraces Caribbean islands for mutual development

BY DANIEL ABUGAH From Face2Face Africa The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed since the year 2000 to foster cooperation and mutual development. The signing of the document was done by the ECOWAS Commission president, Marcel […]

Senior appointments boost Ogier’s finance and funds teams in Cayman

Two specialists in Banking and Finance and Investment Funds have joined Ogier in Cayman, as part of a period of significant growth for the team. Debt capital markets and structured finance expert Kristi Green, and hedge funds specialist Emma Sutherland, have both been appointed as Counsel. Kristi Green brings extensive in-house and private practice experience […]

First tax havens blacklist published by EU

By Jamie Robertson From BBC The European Union has published its first blacklist of tax havens, naming 17 territories including Saint Lucia, Barbados and South Korea. A “watchlist” of 47 countries promising to change their tax rules to meet EU standards has also been issued. The “grey list” includes several with UK links, including Hong […]

Words of optimism for Cayman Islands at 25th Captive Forum

George Town, Grand Cayman Encouraging themes of optimism kick-started this year’s 25th annual Cayman Captive Forum. Famed as being the world’s largest captive insurance conference, the Forum opened with a bang at the Ritz Carlton last week; stirring inspiration amongst its attendees with dynamic speeches and events. Speakers included TEDx motivational speaker Mel Robbins, who […]

The Chinese blockage in the global waste disposal system

By Jamie Robertson Business reporter, From BBC News Imagine the world as a global waste disposal system. Now imagine it with a blockage. And what if that waste is backing up around the world, reappearing in places where you really don’t want it to be. That blockage is about to happen in China and the […]

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  Advent Season Events at Savannah United Church 9 Dec. – Saturday Christmas Cantata “Under a Starry Sky” @ 6:30pm   10 Dec. – 2nd Sunday in Advent  Cantata “Under a Starry Sky” 10am Lighting the Candle of PEACE   17 Dec. – 3rd Sunday in Advent  Youth Christmas Programme 10am Lighting the Candle of […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Tourism tours Owen Roberts Airport: Impressed with progress

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (5 December, 2017) Minister for Tourism Hon. Moses Kirkconnell and Cayman Islands Airports Authority CEO Albert Anderson hosted Government and tourism officials on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Owen Roberts International Airport to view the progress being made on the redevelopment project. The tour took place on Monday, 27th November 2017 […]